So, Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono will – probably – be running for the Indonesian presidency next year:
Promising candidature. He seems to have a number of assets going for him. First of all a reputation of being a relatively able and modern administrator as the governor of his special province, the intangible but powerful [...]
During the euphoria I seem to have said that Europe could do with a politician like Barack Obama. On second thought – and after reading this cover story in one of our weeklies – I realize this is, apart from being nonsensical, also a serious error of judgment.
If he really would be our [...]
Barack Obama elected as President of United States. So indeed at the end of the day finally common sense won. Or like Colson said…intellectual won over some populism
Unlike Kerry in 2004 whom was unable to win those big states despite of a growing popular vote. Obama was able to win convincingly with 349 [...]
In this respect the US of A is still the one and only superpower: all the world is watching todays elections closely.
Barack Obama is likely to be the winner. And if this happens to be tomorrow’s result, not only the majority of the Americans but the majority of the world will be [...]
The Vice President of the Republik Indonesia in a speech diagnosed the current financial crisis:
“One of the causes of the current crisis is the capitalist system,” he said. “Therefore we should develop a sharia economic system.”
Ah, he may be right about capitalism.Â So, is Indonesia going to abolish it? Does this [...]